"I would like to thank God for this opportunity,” Davis wrote on Twitter. “I have decided to continue my studies and basketball career at Middle Tennessee State University. Excited about this new chapter.”
The decision comes nine days after Davis announced he was leaving Dayton after two seasons. He will have to sit out the 2019-20 season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining when he returns to the court.
Davis, a 6-foot-2 guard from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., scored 572 points in two seasons. He started 53 games and started 32 of 33 games as a sophomore, coming off the bench one time so senior Jack Westerfield could start the final home game.
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Davis increased his scoring (8.0 to 9.8) in his second season but saw his 3-point accuracy drop (39.4 to 32.9). His 2-point accuracy rose from 48.5 to 51.4.
Middle Tennessee, which plays in Conference USA, finished 11-21 last season in the first year for coach Nick McDevitt. He was hired when Kermit Davis left to coach at Mississippi. Davis led Middle Tennessee to three NCAA tournament appearances in his last six seasons. The Blue Raiders were a No. 15 seed in 2016 and upset No. 2 seed Michigan State in the first round in a game that followed Dayton’s loss to Syracuse in St. Louis.